As a Boston-based documentary filmmaker and teacher, Ben loves to make films that raise awareness about social causes.  He produced and edited a short piece for WGBH about the pros and cons of competition, and worked with his students on another WGBH short about the effects of climate change on New England fishing. He helped with camera, sound, editing, and research for a feature-length documentary, Traces of the Trade, which opened the POV season in 2008.  He has produced awareness-raising short pieces on time banks, local currencies, immigration, and climate activism, and he cut the trailers for the 2009 and 2010 Boston Jewish Film Festivals.  More recently he's been helping climate action groups get their message out.
Ben has taught high school creative technology (filmmaking, graphic and web design, animation and digital music) at Concord Academy for 14 years.  He got his Masters in Documentary Film from Goddard College in 2009.  He has been a student or Teaching Assistant in dozens of MMW's film workshops over the years, and has taught the Film & Video Teachers Workshop for the past five summers.